Athletic Training Staff



Karlye Smith joined Select Physical Therapy in 2018 as the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Kirkwood Community College.

Prior to joining the staff at Select Physical Therapy, Smith served as the Assistant Athletic Trainer at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. While at St. Kate's, Smith designed and implemented rehabilitation programs for 11 intercollegiate athletic teams and collaborated with the head athletic trainer, coaches, strength and conditioning, and administrators, along with student-athletes, during their respective seasons. In addition to her work at St. Kate's, Smith worked in various outreach athletic training positions in the St. Paul/Minneapolis area for Twin Cities Orthopedics, Fairview Health, and Woodbury Soccer Club.

Smith graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a degree in Athletic Training in 2015. While at Gustavus, Smith took a summer athletic training internship with RehabWorks at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Smith was also a four-year collegiate women's soccer player for the Gusties. 

She holds certifications in Graston Technique®  M1 and with the National Athletic Trainers' Association and Iowa Board of Athletic Training. Smith currently resides in Dubuque, Iowa.


Stephanie Schwarz

Stephanie Schwarz joined Select Physical Therapy in 2020, and joined the Athletic Training staff at Kirkwood Community College.

Stephanie grew up in Lyndon, IL.  Now a resident of Cedar Rapids, IA, she is a member of the Select Physical Therapy Athletic Training staff at Kirkwood Community College. Stephanie graduated with her Athletic Training degree from Western Illinois University in 2014 and her Health Promotion Master's degree from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2017. In her free time, she enjoys walking her dogs, reading, and gardening.